Considering the fate of electronic tags: interactions with stakeholders and user responsibility when encountering tagged aquatic animals

@article{Hammerschlag2014ConsideringTF,
  title={Considering the fate of electronic tags: interactions with stakeholders and user responsibility when encountering tagged aquatic animals},
  author={Neil Hammerschlag and Steven J. Cooke and Austin J. Gallagher and Brendan J. Godley},
  journal={Methods in Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={5}
}
The use of electronic tagging (e.g. acoustic, archival and satellite telemetry) to study the behavior and ecology of aquatic animals has increased dramatically over the past decade. As scientists continue to use these tools, it is inevitable that other researchers and the public at‐large will encounter animals carrying such tags with increasing frequency. If the animals appear burdened or injured by the tag (e.g. showing signs of trauma), or if the tag is functionally impaired (e.g. cracked or… 

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